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Texas fertiliser plant blast: Fourteen bodies found

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  • April 20, 2013
The number of people killed in an explosion at a US fertiliser plant has risen from 12 to 14, after officials recovered two more bodies. Another 200 people were reportedly hurt in the blast in the state of Texas. Texas US Senator John Cornyn said som...

RAF fire engine catches fire on A14 near Claydon

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  • April 20, 2013
A fire engine has burst into flames on a major road in Suffolk. The RAF appliance burst into flames next to the eastbound A14, near Claydon, about 12:30 BST. Crews from Needham Market, Stowmarket and Ipswich were called to deal with the blaze. Part o...

Man dies after Ballycastle flat fire

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  • April 20, 2013
A man has died following a fire at a flat in Ballycastle, County Antrim. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a call to attend a blaze at a flat in the Diamond area shortly before 14:00 BST on Friday. The body of a man was found in t...

Smurfit Kappa fire: Crews remain at paper mill

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  • April 20, 2013
More than 40 firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze at a Birmingham paper mill two days after it broke out. Tens of thousands of tonnes of cardboard caught fire at the Smurfit Kappa plant on Mount Street, Nechells, on Wednesday night. A West Mid...

Fire at Durley thatched cottage destroys roof

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  • April 20, 2013
A fire has destroyed the roof of a thatched cottage in Durley. Up to 100 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze that broke out in the roof of the two-storey house shortly before 11:00 BST. Crews using specialist equipment units spent almost fiv...

Prestatyn fire: Death blaze 'started deliberately'

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  • April 20, 2013
A fire which killed five family members was started deliberately by someone holding a flame against a child's pushchair, Mold Crown court has heard. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her partner Liam Timbrell, 23, their 15-month-old son Charlie, and two of his co...

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